Online Dating Scams Pulled by US Citizens Too
Sep01

Online Dating Scams Pulled by US Citizens Too

When you hear about romance and online dating scams, the first thing that usually comes to mind is “Nigeria” as that is where most online dating scams originate. But a growing number of these scams are now being hatched by Americans too. In the scam, they romance you from a distance then ask for money when a sudden “emergency” arises. Victims usually wire them money in the U.S. only to find out later that they...

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60 Minutes Australia – Catching an Online Dating Scammer
Apr29

60 Minutes Australia – Catching an Online Dating Scammer

Every month, Australians lose $10 million to online dating scammers who live in other countries and create fake profiles to woo them (see our special Romance Scam section). 60 Minutes Australia sought to capture one such scammer who moved from Nigeria to Malaysia to build a scam business. The following video gives an inside glimpse into how one Australian woman is caught up in a scam while undercover police seek to catch the scammer....

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New Zealand Online Dating Romance Scams
Feb12

New Zealand Online Dating Romance Scams

Romance scams are found in every country, although the two biggest for victims seem to be Australia and the United States. This video highlights a romance scam victim from New Zealand who signed up for a New Zealand online dating service and ended up falling victim to a romance scam. After the video, we’ve posted links to our three part series on romance scams to help you avoid them and to know what to look for. Online Dating...

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Online Dating Safety and Romance Scams
Feb02

Online Dating Safety and Romance Scams

Question: What is one of the most successful scams in the world? Answer: Romance scams, which results in hundreds of millions of dollars a year, in profits, to those pulling off the scam. A romance scam depends on online dating and the notion that its possible to fall in love with someone online before ever meeting that person. The scam artists have perfected the trade so well that people who are not normally gullible to scams fall...

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eHarmony Safety Warning on Overseas Scams
Jan03

eHarmony Safety Warning on Overseas Scams

They start out as what looks to be a great match. A successful business man or business woman that travels a lot and they really think that the two of you are connecting. The picture looks good, the profile looks good, and the person is showing a lot of interest in you. You are receiving long emails, maybe poetry, and the person is saying how they really feel they have connected with you. About the time you reciprocate the feelings,...

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Online Dating Safety News Clip

The following video is a collegiate news broadcast that was put together by students at the School of Media and Design at Conestoga College. As part of their work they do regular news broadcasts and, in this case, the focus was online dating. It’s an interesting piece, although I’m not sure I would interview a “sugar daddy” Website owner on the subject of online dating safety! My favorite quote in the news...

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